Currently, Real Madrid is going to face off against Liverpool during the Champions League Finals on May 26th. This match is going to take place in Kiev, and the team is planning on winning another trophy for the third time in a row. To progress to this match, Real Madrid had to beat Bayern Munich, while on the other hand, Liverpool had to defeat Roma. Both teams have shown that they are eager to face off to win the top club prize.
One reason why this match is so highly anticipated because it will feature a head on duel between two strong and well-regarded forwards: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and the star of the Liverpool team, Mohamed Salah. One of which will be crowned with the end of an amazing personal season, along with a nice medal.
Real Madrid – Cristiano Rolando
Ukraine will pay homage to the player during his sixth Champions League Final. He has an impressive history filled with winning the prized trophy three times with his current team, Real Madrid and once when he was playing for Manchester United. Before the final, the player gave Madrid a heart attack as he injured his ankle during the draw with Barcelona easier in the month. This cause the 33-year old star to miss two games. One against Sevilla and the other against Celta Vigo. Due to training though, he is ready to take his place back on the front line.
Another fantastic season was enjoyed with Madrid as he was recorded to score 43 goals in total during all of the 42 games that were held in the competition they participated in. His tally record shows scoring 15 goals during a total of 12 Champions League games throughout the duration of the current campaign. The player proudly stated that he was the man needed during the Madrid high-stress quarter-final match with Juventus and managed to let a three-goal lead dingle and then slip, right before being awarded with a late penalty that was quite controversial.
On the other hand, player Lucas Vazquez lost his place in the box and went down a few notches due to a lacklustre performance against Mehdi Benatia, which lead to an array of protests that stemmed from the current Juve keeper, Gianluigi Buffon.
Liverpool – Mohamed Salah
Before the match, Salah has proudly stated that the matchup will be perfect opportunity to demonstrate Liverpool’s power instead of it being a duel of the best between himself and Ronaldo. Though it’s undeniable, his record this season would draw comparisons between himself and the star of Madrid.
The Egyptian international player will stun during the main debut to the Champions League Final appearance. It is unquestionable from fans and expects that he is going to be the main threat against the iconic English team.
During the competitions terms, Salah has scored a total of 44 goals in all 51 of his appearances. This sparked talk amongst expects that he could be in the running against Messi and Rolando to win the prestigious Ballon d’Or award for the season.
Due to the player’s cleverness and skill, he finished the match against Brighton and Hove Albion with 4-0 on the last day. This made him a record goal scored in all of the 38 matches in the Premier League Campaign. Salah is apart of the highest-scoring group of three in the Champions League history. He is accompanied by Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.
Both players have had an impressive season while playing for their clubs. Though out of both of them, Ronaldo’s experience with playing could give Madrid the upper hand in the upcoming match. Many are believed that Rolando is going to come out on top in this final match and will be the first player in history to win five of the Champions League Finals.